Rock City Breakdances and Enters

August 13, 2015 11:23 am 0 comments Views: 1
Triple R FM - Breaking and Entering: Lauren Taylor and Simon Winkler. Picture: Paul Armou

Triple R FM – Breaking and Entering: Lauren Taylor and Simon Winkler. Picture: Paul Armour.
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Why just paint the town magenta? Triple R FM offer every colour imaginable and their annual Radiothon starts tomorrow, generous reader.

“In a time threatened by monochrome media monopolies, community radio is made by many hands and paints with the sound of diverse voices across a spectrum,” says Lauren Taylor, of Breaking and Entering (Thu, 4-7pm) and Live to Air Coordinator.

The theme this year is Paint The Town, celebrating “Melbourne’s full colour wheel of experiences and emotions”, says Simon Winkler, also of Breaking and Entering, the Triple R Music Coordinator and the best samurai bow in Melbz.

“Pantone is yet to designate an official colour to capture Melbourne on its chart, but it looks like enlightenment and sounds like Triple R,” they say together, staying on message.

As trend forecasters and oracles of the best new music, the didactic duo have noticed “a couple of themes in 2015: damaged post-punk, pensive-pop, winter-wave cold-core, volcanic disco, psychedelic dream gaze and nightmare-noir”, says Winkler, giving your scribe a run for his money.

“Something else we’ve detected as a strong trend in some favourite songs is the return of Kenny G’s instrument of choice: the saxophone,” Taylor adds.

“It resumes its place at the top of the mix with appearances from favourites Totally Mild, Ara Koufax and Retiree,”

Subscriptions cost $ 40 to $ 150 but you can always give (more) that they may grow. Prizes are courtesy of Intrepid Travel, Michaels Camera Video Digital, Blackhearts & Sparrows Wine Purveyor and more.

During the photo shoot the Keith Haring mural changed the colour of their day: “We feel like breakdancing!”

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Market – Ara Koufax

GRATE EXPECTATIONS

Brisbane pop tarts The Grates win the award for tour name of the year: Teamwork Makes The Dream Work.

Patience Hodgson dreams big, she wore a “Rainbow Shaman” outfit at Splendour In The Grass and warned the crowd: “You should see what my tent looks like.”

Their latest album Dream Team was produced by Owen Pengliss of the Straight Arrows and that band Pleasure Symbols will support them. “Ohh dreeeam weaverrrr.”

Corner Hotel, Swan St, Richmond. Sat, 8pm, $ 33, ticketscout.com.au

Holiday Home – The Grates

A NEW REALM

Bedroom Suck Records have high apple pie in the sky hopes for Blank Realm’s next album, Illegals In Heaven, produced by sound artist Lawrence English.

It’s all coming together for their fifth record. The first single, River of Longing, was premiered by Pitchfork and today those on-point journalists at Stereogum will introduce
the world totheir next single, Palace of Love.

Following their AMP Shortlisted Grassed Inn album, Brisbane’s anti-pop bruisers sound more live and lively than just about anyone right now. It’s as if they can feel Illegals In Heaven (the title is namechecked on Palace) is going to truly make them. Cool.

After acquitting themselves tremendously at Meredith Music Festival, I’ll chance my arm and say they’ll get an invite back very soon.

First, they’re off to Europe for a lengthy tour. Keep an eye on their FB page for “a River of Longing vid by the amazing Helena Papageorgiou”, which will drop shortly.

facebook.com/blankrealmband

Flowers In Mind – Blank Realm

A GOOD KIND OF SEEDY

The Seed is the brainchild of John Butler (first ever Rock City appearance) and Mama Kin and is a music-focused, not-for-profit organisation aiming to facilitate musicians in their quest to become self-sustained professionals. Superb idea.

Their fundraising campaign begins with a concert hosted by Triple J’s Zan Rowe, featuring Missy Higgins, San Cisco, Emma Louise, Paul Kelly and John Butler. The event will run with a smart Pozible campaign.

The Athenaeum, 188 Collins St, city, Oct 12, $ 101 to $ 142. theseedfund.org

CHRONIC ANHEDONIAC

Local garden-gnome-done-good Andrei Eremin’s debut EP Pale Blue is out Aug 28. NME just debuted his Anhedoniac clip and he sure is growing up fast.

andreieremin.com

Pony Face - Melbourne band/trio who play psych, rock, indie and Springsteen style songs

Pony Face – Melbourne band/trio who play psych, rock, indie and Springsteen style songs
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MUST SEE THRE GIGS

1 COBRA SNAKE NECKTIE

For their fifth birthday, Cobra Snake Necktie will smash you across your Pony Face (above) and it’ll feel like a kiss. Baptism of Uzi, Saint Jude, The Bowers and The Sugarcanes will play and DJs Mojo Juju and Ali E will keep the party partying until 3am. Happy birthday, Cobras.

CURTIN HOTEL, CARLTON, FRI, 8PM, $ 15, JOHNCURTINHOTEL.COM

2 PACES & LEON OSBORN

I’m liking the trajectory of Paces’ career, it’s like a laces-out Matthew Suckling kick into the forward line. The glitch-step guy has a jumping new cut Hold It Down, like Major Lazer before they got too rich.

SHEBEEN, CITY, FRI, 8PM, $ 20 TICKET SCOUT.COM

3 HIATUS KAIYOTE & JAALA

Have you set aside enough time to get to know Hiatus Kaiyote’s second record Choose Your Weapon? It won’t happen overnight but it will happen. The new-soul, futurist jazz group cap a patch as purple as that heading with three hot shows.

HOWLER, FRI-SAT, $ 35, H-W-L-R.COM; CORNER HOTEL, AUG 27, CORNERHOTEL.COM

Agree? Disagree? Let’s yak about it: twitter.com/joeylightbulb

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